NUS Computing - News NUS Computing, School of Computing, National University of Singapore, NUS, Singapore Universities /about/depts/cs/news 2017-11-22T05:00:13+08:00 NUS comlimsi@nus.edu.sg Joomla! - Open Source Content Management The Story of Jason Choo and 30 Hackathons 2017-11-17T08:05:00+08:00 2017-11-17T08:05:00+08:00 /?id=2183:2017-jason-choo comwsyc <p style="text-align: justify;">NUS School of Computing alumnus Jason Choo's fire for hackathons and entrepreneurship was sparked during his university days, where he was introduced to booming startup ecosystems around the world that focused on bringing tech solutions to businesses. Choo has since participated in 30 hackathons since 2014 and is continuously joining more competitions to satisfy his insatiable thirst for learning about the latest technolgies and innovations across various industries.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">NUS School of Computing alumnus Jason Choo's fire for hackathons and entrepreneurship was sparked during his university days, where he was introduced to booming startup ecosystems around the world that focused on bringing tech solutions to businesses. Choo has since participated in 30 hackathons since 2014 and is continuously joining more competitions to satisfy his insatiable thirst for learning about the latest technolgies and innovations across various industries.</p> Computing students win first place at 2017 ACM ICPC Asia Jakarta Regional Contest 2017-11-16T10:00:00+08:00 2017-11-16T10:00:00+08:00 /?id=2182:2017-icpc-jakarta comwsyc <p style="text-align: justify;">16 November 2017 – Computer Science students Phan Duc Nhat Minh, Vu Dinh Quang Dat and Le Xuan Manh won first place at the 2017 ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) <a href="https://competition.binus.ac.id/icpc2017/index.php/main">Asia Jakarta Regional Contest</a>, held in Bina Nusantara (BINUS) University from 10th to 13th November this year.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">16 November 2017 – Computer Science students Phan Duc Nhat Minh, Vu Dinh Quang Dat and Le Xuan Manh won first place at the 2017 ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) <a href="https://competition.binus.ac.id/icpc2017/index.php/main">Asia Jakarta Regional Contest</a>, held in Bina Nusantara (BINUS) University from 10th to 13th November this year.</p> Associate Professor Roger Zimmermann recognised as ACM Distinguished Member 2017-11-15T10:00:00+08:00 2017-11-15T10:00:00+08:00 /?id=2178:2017acm-distinguished-member comwsyc <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">15 November 2017 – <a href="https://www.comp.nus.edu.sg/~rogerz/roger.html">Associate Professor Roger Zimmermann</a> was named a distinguished member of the <a href="https://www.acm.org/">Association for Computing Machinery</a> (ACM) on 9 November this year.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">15 November 2017 – <a href="https://www.comp.nus.edu.sg/~rogerz/roger.html">Associate Professor Roger Zimmermann</a> was named a distinguished member of the <a href="https://www.acm.org/">Association for Computing Machinery</a> (ACM) on 9 November this year.</p> Zilliqa Receives Investment from FBG Capital 2017-11-13T08:05:00+08:00 2017-11-13T08:05:00+08:00 /?id=2179:2017-zilliqa-investment comwsyc <p style="text-align: justify;">Zilliqa, a high-speed blockchain platform from researchers at NUS Computing, received a strategic investment from FBG Capital, a digital asset management firm. The original scientific research for the project was done in the laboratory of Dr Prateek Saxena, who is now Chief Scientific Officer with Zilliqa.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Zilliqa, a high-speed blockchain platform from researchers at NUS Computing, received a strategic investment from FBG Capital, a digital asset management firm. The original scientific research for the project was done in the laboratory of Dr Prateek Saxena, who is now Chief Scientific Officer with Zilliqa.</p> Computing for Voluntary Welfare Organisations (CVWO) celebrates 10th Anniversary 2017-11-10T10:00:00+08:00 2017-11-10T10:00:00+08:00 /?id=2174:2017cvwo-10-anniversary comwsyc <p style="text-align: justify;">10 November 2017 – <a href="http://www.comp.nus.edu.sg/~vwo/">Computing for Voluntary Welfare Organisations</a> (CVWO), an initiative founded by <a href="https://www.comp.nus.edu.sg/~bleong/">Associate Professor Ben Leong</a> and spearheaded by NUS Computing students, celebrated its 10th anniversary yesterday.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">10 November 2017 – <a href="http://www.comp.nus.edu.sg/~vwo/">Computing for Voluntary Welfare Organisations</a> (CVWO), an initiative founded by <a href="https://www.comp.nus.edu.sg/~bleong/">Associate Professor Ben Leong</a> and spearheaded by NUS Computing students, celebrated its 10th anniversary yesterday.</p> Oasis for world's top R&D brains showing results 2017-11-10T08:05:00+08:00 2017-11-10T08:05:00+08:00 /?id=2177:2017-oasis-r-d comwsyc <p style="text-align: justify;">Professor Peh Li Shiuan, a Singaporean and professor at MIT, studied low-energy electronics as part of MIT's partnership in Create. She has since joined the Department of Computer Science in NUS as a tenured professor to lead systems research, and is working in Singapore full-time.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Professor Peh Li Shiuan, a Singaporean and professor at MIT, studied low-energy electronics as part of MIT's partnership in Create. She has since joined the Department of Computer Science in NUS as a tenured professor to lead systems research, and is working in Singapore full-time.</p> NUS students develop mobile app for Voluntary Welfare Organisations 2017-11-09T08:05:00+08:00 2017-11-09T08:05:00+08:00 /?id=2173:2017-coding-for-social-good comwsyc <p style="text-align: justify;">Computing for Voluntary Welfare Organisations (CVWO) celebrate their 10th anniversary on 9th November. CVWO unveiled their new mobile application created for Lions Befrienders Service Association, which allow volunteers to track and analyse seniors' mood and mental states during house visits. Speaker of Parliament Mr Tan Chuan-Jin was invited as guest of honour and held a dialogue session on the topic "serving the community with your diverse talents".</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Computing for Voluntary Welfare Organisations (CVWO) celebrate their 10th anniversary on 9th November. CVWO unveiled their new mobile application created for Lions Befrienders Service Association, which allow volunteers to track and analyse seniors' mood and mental states during house visits. Speaker of Parliament Mr Tan Chuan-Jin was invited as guest of honour and held a dialogue session on the topic "serving the community with your diverse talents".</p> Computer Science alumni win Judges’ Choice Award at GameStart 2017 Indie Awards 2017-11-09T08:00:00+08:00 2017-11-09T08:00:00+08:00 /?id=2172:2017songbirdsymphony comwsyc <p style="text-align: justify;">9 November 2017 – Recent NUS Computing graduates Tan Kang Soon, Muhammad Hanif Bin Ghazali and Eu Yong Xue won the Judges’ Choice Award at the <a href="https://gamestart.asia/gamestart-2017/gamestart-indie-awards/">GameStart 2017 Indie Awards</a>, held in Singapore from 14 to 15 October this year.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">9 November 2017 – Recent NUS Computing graduates Tan Kang Soon, Muhammad Hanif Bin Ghazali and Eu Yong Xue won the Judges’ Choice Award at the <a href="https://gamestart.asia/gamestart-2017/gamestart-indie-awards/">GameStart 2017 Indie Awards</a>, held in Singapore from 14 to 15 October this year.</p> Quantum Computers Pose Imminent Threat to Bitcoin Security 2017-11-08T08:05:00+08:00 2017-11-08T08:05:00+08:00 /?id=2176:2017-quantum-computers comwsyc <p style="text-align: justify;">Research by Assistant Professor Divesh Aggarwal and his colleagues have estimated that quantum computers might be able to break bitcoin's security as early as 2027. Bitcoin encrytion today is ensured by the difficulty of cracking its code using existing computers, but quantum computers will be able to work much faster because they are not constrained to working with bits (values that are either 0 or 1).</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Research by Assistant Professor Divesh Aggarwal and his colleagues have estimated that quantum computers might be able to break bitcoin's security as early as 2027. Bitcoin encrytion today is ensured by the difficulty of cracking its code using existing computers, but quantum computers will be able to work much faster because they are not constrained to working with bits (values that are either 0 or 1).</p> Computing students bag two awards at SLA’s IdeaWorks! challenge 2017-10-19T10:00:00+08:00 2017-10-19T10:00:00+08:00 /?id=2167:2017sla-onemap-ideaworks-challenge comwsyc <p style="text-align: justify;">19 October 2017 – Two teams of Computing students competed in the <a href="https://www.sla.gov.sg/">Singapore Land Authority</a>’s <a href="http://onemapideaworks.weebly.com/">OneMap IdeaWorks!</a> challenge and clinched 2nd Prize and the Most Innovative Award.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">19 October 2017 – Two teams of Computing students competed in the <a href="https://www.sla.gov.sg/">Singapore Land Authority</a>’s <a href="http://onemapideaworks.weebly.com/">OneMap IdeaWorks!</a> challenge and clinched 2nd Prize and the Most Innovative Award.</p>